Sunday, October 1, 2017

July, August and September Shelling

UPDATE: I've moved off the beach but am still nearby so not out there hunting the shell quite as much. Plus the hot hot weather is not a fun time to hang on the sand lol








Friday, July 7, 2017

MEET COLE THE SHELLER

Like many of us, Cole loves to find seashells.

Recently I met this special young man and his mother, Sherry, while they were on their family vacation in Panama City Beach FL.

He showed me SOME of the MANY shells he found in the few days here, mostly from digging, after watching a couple of my videos.

GREAT JOB, COLE!







Cole is holding a few shells I gave him to add to his collection.


HAPPY SHELLING!








Sunday, July 2, 2017

June Shelling


Maybe it's the heat or the crowds or the lack of shells or not walking a lot due to old age LOL but I'm not collecting as many shells these days. Of course, the ones I do find, I'm giving most away to folks I see on the beach or leave them outside my condo for others to enjoy, so that may be part of it. But bottom line: I need another shell like I need another hole in my head!

In any case, here are a few from this month's journey along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

JUNE 3, 2017
A few keepers


A few Ity Bitties


JUNE 4, 2017
Patio potluck


JUNE 8, 2017
Common Sundial




JUNE 10, 2017
Small sand dollar


JUNE 13, 2017


JUNE 16, 2017
Today's keepers


JUNE 17, 2017






JUNE 25, 2017
More ity bitties


Just for Fun Foto
Lightning Whelks


HAPPY SHELLING Y'ALL!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SHELL NEWS: Ace Hardware Selling Shells from Beach Renourishment

Ace Hardware on Back Beach Road selling shells from Beach Renourishment Project

By Riliegh McHugh |
Posted: Fri 4:37 PM, Jun 02, 2017 |
Updated: Fri 10:52 PM, Jun 02, 2017



PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Some viewers have brought to our attention that a huge pile-up of shells from the Beach Renourishment Project were dumped next to Ace Hardware store on Back Beach Road.

Mayor Mike Thomas said the land where the shells were dumped was privately owned. According to the Ace Hardware store manager, the store bought the shells from the owner of the land.

Ace Hardware is allowing people to come and buy the shells. For $3 they get a gallon of shells of their choice.

The manager also told us the store bought the shells because they would have gone into a landfill. He is planning on using the leftover shells for a parking lot.

http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Ace-Hardware-on-Back-Beach-Rd-selling-shells-from-Beach-Renourishment-Project-426003304.html

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MAY 2017 SHELLING

May 7, 2017
New policy: Only keeping a few and  returning the rest to the beach for others to enjoy.





May 9, 2017
From dredging and beach restoration






May 10, 2017
Spring Cleaning


May 12, 2017




This is what was used to filter out the shells


May 14, 2017
A few keepers


May 21, 2017
Pretty Lightning Whelk






Happy Shelling, Y'all!

PS To see all my photos, please click here
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24982925@N06/

Sunday, May 7, 2017

APRIL 2017 SHELLING PCB

Spring is in full swing and shells can be found buried or tossing in the waves along the shore.

April 1, 2017
Found this Horse Conch, Florida's state shell, in the state park sitting along the shore.




April 6, 2017
A few keepers


April 8, 2017




April 9, 2017
Pretty!


April 16, 2017
The Haul


April 22, 2017
Bag O' Shells


April 23, 2017
My fav pose lol




April 26, 2017
Nice collection for the day


PHOTOS
Here's the link to all my recent photos which include some from my first cruise with a few high school friends celebrating our 50th reunion this year. We sailed from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC, and while in Victoria, saw the home my mother and her family lived in when she was a little girl!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/24982925@N06/

HAPPY SHELLING!